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Eclipse: Object Detail Formatters November 13, 2009 at 10:27 am

I stumbled across this little nifty debugging feature in Eclipse this morning. Turns out that you can write a little code snippet as part of formatters for different classes.

This is very useful because you can get custom display an object in debug mode without touching the original code override the toString() method in the class.

Code Assist also works in the little code snippet editor, of course…


Piano Improv October 15, 2008 at 5:59 am

This incredible piano performance is from a 14 year old Jennifer Lin who demonstrated her composition talents by improvising a song on the spot after asking a guest to randomly chose 5 notes for her. Wow…

Dust Art August 16, 2007 at 10:59 pm

We’ve all seen it before– dirty cars with dust-covered windows. Sooner or later somebody would surrender to the temptation and would write “Wash Me!” on the windows. This somehow gives a lot folks a sense of cleverness.

Blah… how about being really clever next time? Dust painting anyone?

Mona Lisa dust painting

Another Optical Illusion June 10, 2006 at 9:20 pm

Here’s a very cool optical illusion. After a few seconds of staring at a color negative, you eyes will fool you into thinking you’re looking at a color photograph when it’s black & white. Very cool….

Latte Art April 4, 2006 at 9:35 pm

Something to try next time you plant yourself in Starbucks: latte art.

Free 411 January 9, 2006 at 1:52 pm

Phone carriers are making a bundle of 411 calls. Cell phone carriers charge as much as $1 per call. Did you know that 411 calls can be toll-free? Try 1-800-FREE-411 next time. I gave it a try and it works as advertised. Cool beans!

Thanks Kevin for the info.